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Author : Susanne Lummerding
ISBN : 3205773276
Genre : Computers and civilization
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Den "Cyberspace" als konkretes Feld gesellschaftlichen Handelns zu betrachten bedeutet eine Politisierung der Medientheorie. Hierfür liefert die Autorin eine neuartige Verknüpfung strukturalistischer Psychoanalyse mit einer Theorie des Politischen, dezidiert bezogen auf die Analyse visueller Kultur im Kontext digitaler Medien. Mit einer grundsätzlichen Kritik an technologiedeterministischen Rhetoriken nimmt die Untersuchung ihren Ausgangspunkt in der Frage nach den Ursachen der Persistenz von utopischen Versprechungen und Erwartungen, die an Technologieentwicklungen geknüpft werden. Ziel ist, einen neuen wissenschaftlichen Zugang zum Problem der Handlungsfähigkeit im Kontext gegenwärtiger Medienentwicklungen zu formulieren. Grundlegend hierfür ist eine neue Sicht auf die vermeintlich stabilen Kategorien von sexueller Differenz und Geschlecht für eine Konzeption des Subjekts des Handelns.
Category: Computers and civilization

The Agency

Author : Dennis Grieff
ISBN : 9780595349869
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a guessing game from start to finish. One man's look deeper into the purpose of mankind, the meaning of life and how it is interpreted. Some people feel they are here for a higher purpose while others are perfectly content to live life in its simplicity. The people in this book dared to look deeper and thrived to see what the naked eye wouldn't normally see. Follow them on an amazing journey deeper into society and the reason it seems as if it gets worse everyday. Leaving you with one question remaining...Could it be?
Category: Fiction

Art And Agency

Author : Alfred Gell
ISBN : 9780198280149
Genre : Art
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Alfred Gell puts forward a new anthropological theory of visual art, seen as a form of instrumental action: the making of things as a means of influencing the thoughts and actions of others. He argues that existing anthropological and aesthetic theories take an overwhelmingly passive point of view, and questions the criteria that accord art status only to a certain class of objects and not to others. The anthropology of art is here reformulated as the anthropology of a category of action: Gell shows how art objects embody complex intentionalities and mediate social agency. He explores the psychology of patterns and perceptions, art and personhood, the control of knowledge, and the interpretation of meaning, drawing upon a diversity of artistic traditions--European, Indian, Polynesian, Melanesian, and Australian. Art and Agency was completed just before Alfred Gell's death at the age of 51 in January 1997. It embodies the intellectual bravura, lively wit, vigour, and erudition for which he was admired, and will stand as an enduring testament to one of the most gifted anthropologists of his generation.
Category: Art

Agency In Archaeology

Author : Marcia-Anne Dobres
ISBN : 9781317959397
Genre : Social Science
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Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental change and instead to consider the individual and the group Agency in Archaeology brings together nineteen internationally renowned scholars who have very different, and often conflicting, stances on the meaning and use of agency theory to archaeology. The volume is composed of five theoretically-based discussions and nine case studies, drawing on regions from North America and Mesoamerica to Western and central Europe, and ranging in subject from the late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers to the restructuring of gender relations in the north-eastern US.
Category: Social Science

Agency Motivation And The Life Course

Author : Lisa J. Crockett
ISBN : 0803215193
Genre : Psychology
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In what ways do individuals influence the course of their lives? How do people construct a unique life path within the opportunities and constraints afforded by their world? This volume examines how agency in the life course can be conceptualized and investigates the specific ways in which personal characteristics and contextual variables play a role in shaping individual lives. The contributors offer differing perspectives on agency, how its expression changes over a lifetime, and how it is constrained, channeled, or altered by cultural and social institutions. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of individual agency that can have a cumulative influence on an individual's life. Following an overview of the subject by Lisa J. Crockett, Jochen BrandtstÜdter and Klaus Rothermund provide a life-span model of agency focused on "intentional self-development" and goal accommodation. Ellen Skinner and Kathleen Edge discuss the development of coping, a potential underpinning of agency. In a concluding essay, Michael J. Shanahan and Glen H. Elder Jr. examine agency within a life-course framework, showing that the impact of individual agency on people's lives depends on the opportunities and constraints present during a particular historical era.
Category: Psychology

Adressaten Nutzer Agency

Author : Gunther Graßhoff
ISBN : 9783531190075
Genre : Social Science
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Die Menschen, um die es im Feld Soziale Arbeit eigentlich geht, werden als Adressaten in Forschungsarbeiten zu den verschiedenen Handlungsfeldern im Grunde nur am Rande thematisiert. Soziale Arbeit als Forschungsgebiet bleibt konzentriert auf eine eigene institutionelle und professionelle Praxis. Im Gegensatz hierzu werden Adressaten oder Nutzer im Kontext lebenweltsorientierter und dienstleistungsorientierter Ansätze eine wachsende Bedeutung zu geschrieben. Vor diesem widersprüchlichen Hintergrund ist es Ziel dieser Darstellung, die aktuelle Diskussion verschiedener Ansätze einer Adressatenforschung zu systematisieren und sozialpädagogische Adressatenforschung theoretisch und methodologisch zu fundieren.
Category: Social Science

Old Age And Agency

Author : Emmanuelle Tulle
ISBN : 1590338847
Genre : Social Science
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This book is about rethinking the ways in which we make sense of social action or agency in later life. The contributions in this collection challenge traditional academic approaches to the study of later life, which, arguably, often deny older people agency. Social gerontology, and the wider society, should be more reflexive and rather than contribute to the continued marginalisation of older people, should draw attention to the extent to which the latter's actions may be understood within the set of normalising discourses which people have to manage and negotiate as they get old. The purpose of this collection is to continue this process, by providing philosophical, theoretical, conceptual and empirical direction for a reflexive social gerontology. This book argues that the management of later life has become complex, caught as it is within a broad discourse which continues to construct old age as a time of decline and dependency but has shifted the burden of responsibility for the avoidance of decline on individuals.
Category: Social Science

Culture And Agency

Author : Margaret S. Archer
ISBN : 0521564417
Genre : Social Science
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Revised edition of 1988 book, highly influential in debates about role of culture in social theory.
Category: Social Science

Expressions Of Agency In Ancient Greek

Author : Coulter H. George
ISBN : 0521847893
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Exploration of the development of prepositions marking the agents of passive verbs in Ancient Greek.
Category: Foreign Language Study